KitchenAidARCHITECT® II42" Built-In Dispenser Refrigerator

KitchenAid ARCHITECT® II 42" Built-in Dispenser Refrigerator

Model No: KSSC42QVS

46 Reviews

  • AquaSense™ In-Door-Ice® Dispenser
  • Pur® Water Filtration w/ Indicator
  • Energy Star®
  • Adjustable SpillClean™ Shelves
  • ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature

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Refrigerator Capacity

15.9 CU FT

Additional Dimensions

Minimum 41" Width

Freezer Capacity

9.4 CU FT

Total Capacity

25.3 CU FT

Dispenser Features

AquaSense™ In-Door Ice® Dispenser
LCD Dispenser Display
PuR® Water Filtration w/ Indicator
Quick-Fill™ Option


Built-In Styling
Stainless Steel


83 3/8" H x 27 1/4" D x 41" W

Manufacturers Warranty

12 Years Limited Parts - Sealed System
2 Year Limited Parts & Labor
6 Years Limited Parts and Labor - Sealed System
Limited Lifetime Parts - Door Bins

Freezer Compartment

2 Freezer Baskets
6 Freezer Shelves
Lighted Freezer Compartment


Energy Star® Qualified

Refrigerator Compartment

Adjustable SpillClean™ Glass Shelves
ClearVue™ Humidity-Controlled Crispers
Deli Drawer
Extend Fresh™ Plus Temperature Management Sy
Interior Lighting

Refrigerator Door

ClearVue™ Slide N Lock Door Storage

  • Height : 83 3/8 Inches
  • Width : 41 Inches
  • Depth : 27 1/4 Inches
  • Total Capacity : 25 1/2 Cu Ft
  • Refrigerator Capacity : 16 Cu Ft
  • Freezer Capacity : 9 1/2 Cu Ft

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Average Rating

out of 5 (46 Reviews)

0-5 of 46 Reviews |

Too expensive to have so many issues

by: It's hot in Texas so we need ice

Location: Dallas

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

Submitted: 08-30-2016

We purchased this beautiful product as part of a major kitchen renovation in October 2010. Almost immediately we had various issues with the freezer. The ice unit failed and sent melted water flowing onto our newly restored 1900 wood floors. Technician came out and initially fixed the issue. Once again, it happened and this time the ice maker froze up with no hope of removing the ice holder. Technician came out again and basically said that this product is not worth it's money. During the first year we had it repaired 3 times to no avail and then miraculously, the warrantee was up. We have lived without ice and a stained door panel from the leaky ice machine for 6 years. After several emails and calls to KitchenAid, nothing is done. I see why the model is now discontinued, but the company should make their old customers happy, or they will not be repeaters.

Still working out some issues

by: World traveler

Location: Texas

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Submitted: 06-04-2016

Our refrigerator is New and still has issues, I expect that they will be resolved.. The best thing about this refrigerator is how quiet it is -- it's unbelievably quiet.

Terrible product

by: Larry

Location: Jupiter, Fl

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

Submitted: 03-01-2016

Constant ice maker issues

Adequate but expensive replacement

by: Cluecelt

Location: Los Angeles

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

Submitted: 10-08-2015

I bought this refrigerator because the earlier model had a failure of the motherboard and Kitchenaid chose not to make the replacement part. There are very minor improvements from the earlier model but not enough to make me want to buy this if I didn't need to. Also, the new water filter leaves the water and ice with the slight odor of mildew. My hope is that this one proves more dependable than the last and that the next very expensive filter does a better job.

Buyer Beware

by: Sam Loya

Location: Seal Beach, CA

No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

Submitted: 09-29-2015

I purchased Model:KSSC42QTS00 in 2/27/08 for a kitchen remodel as a builtin refrigerator. The size and features was ideal for what we wanted. We thought we were purchasing a high quality refrigerator only to learn we may have made a mistake in the coming months. At first I noticed excessive noise coming from the fan units that seemed abnormal. I called Kitchenaid and a service technician came out and said all was well. I have lived with this refrigerator for the past several years and was never satisfied with the refrigerator side, however the freezer side was beautiful. I did however experience ice buildup around the ice maker but this was minor, dump the ice and clean the unit and start over. It is now 9/28/2015 and I came home yesterday with the plan to vacuum out the top compressor area to maintain high efficiency. I turned off the power switch located behind the top cover and vacuumed out all the dust that had accumulated over the years. I have done this with all my refrigeration products over the years. When I completed my work I turned the power switch back on only to be surprised of a system failure. I tried several times trying to restart the unit and it failed each time. Time to call Kitchenaid. I called kitchenaid and described my events and when I mentioned I turned off the power switch she responded with a big sigh of grief. I questioned her why the expression when it is a factory switch for removing power. She responded with call a service technician, which I did. The technician immediately after looking at the problem said looks like a power board. I said OK lets fix it. The problem is no replacement parts available, its a know problem with these units and they are on backorder with no due date. We can replace the power board with a reconditioned board but this will take several weeks since we have no spares. Now the real shocker, the cost of repair is $900.00. I own four houses with refrigerators and an RV and all of them have lasted longer than fifteen years trouble free. These where your average refrigerator like Whirlpool, Kenmore and Frigidaire. Why is KitchenAID who is part of Whirlpool having such a catastrophic failure so early in its life cycle, I have no idea. But rest a sure KitchenAID knows and they are not active in correcting the problem nor supporting the unit with spare parts. Now don't get me wrong here, I would love to say I love my KitchenAID. But you have read my story and all I can say is Buyer Beware! As for me only wished a company like KitchenAID/Whirlpool would come to the plate and take care of their customers. This refrigerator offers a lot of nice features for a 42 inch model but what good does it do to spend this kind of money for a product you now know is going to fail in a few short years if not sooner. Sincerly, Sam Loya
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